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The AI See You of Candlewhisper Archive

Candlewhisper Archive was Commended by Security Council Resolution # 235

“You Got Issues” Otto Octoberus

Category: Anarchy
Civil Rights:
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Regional Influence: Duckspeaker

Location: Forest


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Candlewhisper Archive

Population11.098 billion

LeaderOtto Octoberus
FaithUnlimited Cheap Data

Currencyslightly grubby dollar
AnimalSix-Fingered Ugly Dolphin-Octopus Thing

The AI See You of Candlewhisper Archive is a gargantuan, efficient nation, ruled by Otto Octoberus with a fair hand, and notable for its unlimited-speed roads, sprawling nuclear power plants, and absence of drug laws. The hard-nosed, hard-working, democratic, humorless population of 11.098 billion Archivists live in a state of perpetual fear, as a complete breakdown of social order has led to the rise of order through biker gangs.

The minute, corrupt, liberal, pro-business, outspoken government, or what there is of one, juggles the competing demands of Education, Industry, and Administration. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of Monaster. Income tax is unheard of.

The frighteningly efficient Archivian economy, worth a remarkable 4,928 trillion slightly grubby dollars a year, is driven almost entirely by the private sector, which is broadly diversified and led by the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Retail, Soda Sales, and Book Publishing. Average income is an amazing 444,111 slightly grubby dollars, and evenly distributed, with the richest citizens earning only 4.7 times as much as the poorest.

Any body part that can be cut off a person is no longer considered to be their property, diners regard burgers made from mechanically reclaimed cow protein as "proper meat", Otto Octoberus is considering changing the nation's name to Blackacre, and when you fly on Air Candlewhisper Archive you win a seat or you die. Crime, especially youth-related, is all-pervasive, perhaps because of the country's complete lack of prisons. Candlewhisper Archive's national animal is the Six-Fingered Ugly Dolphin-Octopus Thing, which is also the nation's favorite main course, and its national religion is Unlimited Cheap Data.

Candlewhisper Archive is ranked 51,342nd in the world and 223rd in Forest for Largest Governments, scoring 17.97 on the Bureaucratic Comprehensiveness Rating Scale Index.

Largest Soda Pop Sector: 39thRudest Citizens: 93rdLowest Overall Tax Burden: 103rdFattest Citizens: 105thMost Avoided: 118thHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 118thLargest Retail Industry: 129thMost Scientifically Advanced: 169thHighest Disposable Incomes: 175thLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 225thLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 301stMost Secular: 311thHighest Crime Rates: 336thLargest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 371stHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 384thLargest Information Technology Sector: 394thMost Inclusive: 411thSmartest Citizens: 449thHighest Average Incomes: 494thMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 507thMost Armed: 516thMost Influential: 541stMost Rebellious Youth: 541stLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 694thLargest Mining Sector: 847thLargest Cheese Export Sector: 870thMost Valuable International Artwork: 910thLargest Publishing Industry: 985thLargest Gambling Industry: 1,067thLargest Insurance Industry: 1,190thLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 1,329thHighest Poor Incomes: 1,684thMost Cultured: 1,717thHighest Economic Output: 1,905thTop
Highest Wealthy Incomes: 2,265thLargest Agricultural Sector: 3,508thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 3,656thMost Efficient Economies: 4,116thLargest Manufacturing Sector: 5,832ndTop
Most Stationary: 12,027thLargest Black Market: 15,542ndMost Pro-Market: 20,658thMost Extensive Civil Rights: 22,343rd
Largest Automobile Manufacturing Sector: 1st in the regionHighest Disposable Incomes: 1st in the regionLowest Overall Tax Burden: 1st in the regionLargest Timber Woodchipping Industry: 2nd in the regionRudest Citizens: 2nd in the regionMost Scientifically Advanced: 2nd in the regionHighest Average Incomes: 2nd in the regionLargest Retail Industry: 2nd in the regionLargest Soda Pop Sector: 2nd in the regionMost Avoided: 2nd in the regionFattest Citizens: 3rd in the regionHighest Unexpected Death Rate: 3rd in the regionSmartest Citizens: 4th in the regionHighest Workforce Participation Rate: 4th in the regionLargest Pizza Delivery Sector: 4th in the regionTop
Largest Mining Sector: 5th in the regionMost Politically Apathetic Citizens: 5th in the regionLargest Information Technology Sector: 5th in the regionLargest Furniture Restoration Industry: 5th in the regionMost Inclusive: 6th in the regionLargest Insurance Industry: 7th in the regionLargest Basket Weaving Sector: 7th in the regionLargest Gambling Industry: 7th in the regionHighest Crime Rates: 8th in the regionLargest Cheese Export Sector: 8th in the regionHighest Economic Output: 9th in the regionMost Armed: 9th in the regionMost Secular: 9th in the regionMost Influential: 9th in the regionHighest Wealthy Incomes: 10th in the regionLargest Agricultural Sector: 11th in the regionMost Rebellious Youth: 12th in the regionMost Pro-Market: 13th in the regionLargest Publishing Industry: 13th in the regionHighest Poor Incomes: 14th in the regionMost Valuable International Artwork: 16th in the regionMost Stationary: 18th in the regionLargest Manufacturing Sector: 19th in the regionMost World Assembly Endorsements: 21st in the regionTop
Most Cultured: 27th in the regionMost Extensive Civil Rights: 30th in the regionMost Efficient Economies: 35th in the region

National Happenings

Most Recent Government Activity:

  • : Candlewhisper Archive was ranked in the Top 1% of the world for Highest Wealthy Incomes.
  • : Following new legislation in Candlewhisper Archive, when you fly on Air Candlewhisper Archive you win a seat or you die.
  • : Following new legislation in Candlewhisper Archive, Otto Octoberus is considering changing the nation's name to Blackacre.
  • : Following new legislation in Candlewhisper Archive, diners regard burgers made from mechanically reclaimed cow protein as "proper meat".
  • : Following new legislation in Candlewhisper Archive, any body part that can be cut off a person is no longer considered to be their property.
  • : Candlewhisper Archive voted for the World Assembly Resolution "Ending School Segregation".
  • : Candlewhisper Archive lodged a message on the Forest Regional Message Board.
  • : Following new legislation in Candlewhisper Archive, schoolchildren learn basic numeracy by counting off their push-ups.
  • : Following new legislation in Candlewhisper Archive, ghost regiments exist only on paper.
  • : Following new legislation in Candlewhisper Archive, it's considered a civil right to be allowed to neglect and mistreat your own children.


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